“Dandelions are often mistakenly identified as weeds, aggressively removed, but are hard to uproot. Resilience. Resistance. Regeneration.” (Brown, 2017).
A person is training a computer model to understand the world, during which images of dandelions strangely reappear. Is it a virus? Or is the protagonist hallucinating? Through glitch and poetry, the work attempts to provoke questions about value. How does value mean something different to a model than it does to humans?
Lu Deng is a multidisciplinary artist, designer and researcher based in London. Her practice critically examines interconnections of ecology, technology and sociopolitical issues. Through installations, film and poetic storytelling, current work intends to challenge and rethink our relationship with the more-than-human world.